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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Romeo and Juliet brief paragraph

In Term 3 in English, our main focus was poems. The poem we read was Romeo and Juliet. Two or three or more students were to stand in the front of the class and read scenes while the rest of the class follows by. I was one of the readers. The words in the books were a bit tongue twisting but we still managed to understand the word meanings. We then had to translate the words and answer questions to show our understanding about each scene. It was a lot of work. Reading, translating the words, and answering the questions. Our class did this through out Term 3 and quarter of term 4. We stopped at Scene 5 Act 3, leaving half of the book. 

Before we started our exams, we had to write about one of the actors profiles. The actor I chose was Benvolio, Romeo's cousin. Below is my description about Benvolio. 

Benvolio
Benvolio is one of the main characters in the story. He is one the Montague’s most close relative, he is Romeo’s cousin. Later on in the story where Tybalt is killed by Romeo, Benvolio had to report to Prince Escalus how Romeo came to kill Juliet’s cousin.

In the beginning of the story, Benvolio was told from Lord and Lady Montague together that they are having trouble handling Romeo’s strange recent behavior. Hearing their explanation about Romeo’s behaviour, Benvolio became to realise that Romeo is hiding some kind of feelings. When he had the chance to be with Romeo alone, he found a way to make Romeo express his feelings that he’s been hiding. Romeo was madly in love with a woman that doesn’t love him back so he’s being wandering sick.



Matariki Concrete Poem: 7 Cherished Sisters


Also in Term 2 in English, our class has been looking at concrete poem. It
was also the time of the year where Matariki arrived. So our concrete poems
were easily based on Matariki. Each student had to write their own poem
about the Matariki. We then had to put the words into a shape that relates to
the Matariki. My shape was the stars because the seven glowing circles appear
to be stars. This is my very own Matariki concrete poem called "7 cherished
Sisters".

Short Stories: Fish Heads (Theme)


In Term 2, our English class were learning about Short stories. So we read
a short story called "Fish heads" and got into groups. Each group had been
given a topic from the story, our topic about the short story was the theme.
This is a presentation that my group and I worked on to present and explain
the theme of the story fish heads.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

My 2017 English Autobiography


This is my first English presentation that I have completed in college. It is
my autobiography. This will introduce myself and my background.
I hope you learn something new about me.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Election results 2017

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I personally think that the New Zealand elections is complicated. None of the parties has yet being named to be government because they don’t have the majority seats, 61. Therefore both big parties (Labour and National) are trying to make up a good deal with NZ First to combine with them so they can gain the majority seats.  I think that NZ First should join up with Labour so that Labour can have the most seats and govern NZ. This type of government system is called Mixed Member Proportional.
I personally think that New Zealand should change the party that will govern the country for the next three  years. I think that Labour will make a good change for New Zealand and also make everyone happy. Getting rid of poverty, violence and increase the money rates so that their can be a new change in New Zealand. A different, better life of living.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Party Policies Vote

In Social Studies I studied Political Party policies of Education, Housing and Health. As you can see below there are 3 paragraphs written. Each paragraph is about either education, housing, or health. These paragraphs were written by myself to show which party I vote for and what policies I agreed with. But all 3 paragraphs had myself voting for 3 different parties.

The Education Policy...
My vote would be for Party D, I have identified the real party behind these policies and found that it was all National. I strongly agree with the education policies of National because it’ll help NZ education improve the national standards. Like making sure there is an option for all students to learn a second language in school. This’ll help them discover and learn a new language they haven’t noticed before.  Increasing funding for digital education initiatives would also help students learn more about the outside world using the digital education. This is why I strongly support party D because it’ll help our education improve and also help most of our future students education get to standards.  

The Housing Policy...

My vote would be for Party D, I have identified the real party behind these housing policies and found that it was all Green Party. I strongly agree with the education policies of Green Party because it has good recommended policies. These policies would answer people’s needs like making a way to end homeless quick. Building houses will provide homes for families that are looking for homes. It’ll also help families that have recent migrant relatives find a home instead of bunching in one small house. This is why I strongly support party D because it’ll end the homelessness, and provide plenty of homes for families. It’ll also help the future live safely and happily with no poverty happening.

The Health Policy...
My vote would be for Party C,  I have identified the real party behind these health policies and found that it was all . I strongly support the health policies of NZ First because it is suitable recommendations for the NZ health. The NZ First health will help the New Zealand health improve a lot. I strongly agree that we need to  review the amount of affordable healthy foods in our community and in homes. Some families might be too carried away with just sweet - sugary foods with less other nutrient foods. We also need to review the accessibility of safe spaces in communities for exercise and for play spaces. The reason for this is because there are too many accidents happening with young children not being safe. Sometimes there are too many houses and other products being built leaving less space for the children to play around. This is why I support Party C health policies because it has good presence and it especially can help New Zealand health improve.

But overall, the Party that I would vote for in 2017 would be National. The reason why I picked National is because they have good and interesting Education policies. Personally, I think that Education is the most important subject in my life right now. I want Education to run fair and good in New Zealand so that there will be no issue's with families or students with their Education. I think that Education is the most important issue in New Zealand. I personally find that Education is New Zealand's one and only hope to have the country a better future. Therefore my vote overall is for National due to my priority, Education.
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But before I made the choice of my final Party, I was surprised that it would turn out to be National. In my life, I have grown up knowing that I would always be against National. My Party that I have personally set a goal to always vote for Labour. But I was very surprised to end up voting for National. The reason why I wanted to vote for Labour was because I've heard different stories of Labour recommended stories to end NZ poverty and such things. But I am glad now that I have finally explored party policies and know the truth of policies for New Zealand's best.

Friday, 8 September 2017

State of Opening Parliament



The new start of Opening Parliament take 2 days. On the first day of opening, every single member of the parliament has to be sworn in. They have to put their hand on the bible and swear that they will take their work position seriously and be faithful. This process is called taking the oath of allegiance. Once all members in Parliament has sworn in, they then choose their Speaker of the House.  The party with the most members and has won the latest election has the most power to choose the Speaker, they can even elect one of their members to be the Speaker of the House. On the second day of opening, the Governor - General’s messenger is then sent to the Big Hall also known as the debating chamber. The Governor - General’s messenger is called the Usher of the Black Rod. The Usher is sent to the debating chamber to order the members of Parliament into the Legislative Council Chamber.

During the second day of Opening State of Parliament, the Governor - General gives a speech to the Parliament. This speech is called “Speech from the Throne”. This speech from the Governor - General is a speech for the Parliament for their preparations for the next 3 of Government plans. Also on the second day, the door of House of Representatives is locked for the start of State Opening. It is a symbolic of showing that the House is independant of the Sovereign. To open the door, the Usher (Governor - General’s messenger) with his Black Rod must knock on the door 3 times where’s the Serjeant - at - Arms then allows the door to be opened. The Sergeant - at - Arms is the House of Speakers representative. This is where the Usher presents the MP’s to the Legislative Council Chamber where the Governor General is waiting. From 1984, a traditional Maori powhiri has been part of the State Opening of Parliament